Dumb Blonde Series (2011)
silkscreen on paper and fabric
As a blonde female, I’ve heard dumb blonde jokes my entire life. For this silkscreen series, I culled the most outrageous and offensive jokes from the Internet, pairing them with images of “the dumb blonde”. Transforming the photographic images into contour line drawings distorts the figures into dimensionless objects. As a subversive twist, the source images are not REAL women, but Real Dolls—life size, life-like silicone sex dolls that retail for $6000. As the ultimate simulacra, a company now manufactures Real doll body suits, so that real women can resemble a Real Doll. What happens when the simulation becomes the object of desire?